§ 36. Sir J. POWER
asked the Postmaster-General the number of postal packets conveyed last year and in 1914, respectively, and the number of employés of the Post Office engaged on collection, sorting, and delivery in each year?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
The number of letters, postcards, printed paper and newspaper packets delivered in Great Britain and Ireland in 1913–14 was 5,783 millions, and in Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1925–26, 6,060 millions. The approximate numbers of rank and file staff engaged on collection, sorting and delivery were 108,000 in 1914 and 99,500 in 1926. The figures include full-time staff who were engaged also for part of their time on telegraph work and 1824 also part-time employés, of whom there were about 32,000 in 1914 and about 20,000 in 1926.